Free Diagnostic Assessment

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MEX Team June 6, 2024


If you are looking to take a diagnostic test for maths or English functional skills, then look no further than Pass Functional Skills. They offer completely free diagnostic assessments to help you determine the right level of study. They have two diagnostic tests: the initial assessment and the subject knowledge assessment. These are both available for maths and English. In this blog we will look at each in more detail.

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What is a diagnostic assessment?

Diagnostic tests are tools designed to measure your starting point. In the case of functional skills, this will look at your current proficiency in either maths or English. Unlike traditional assessments, which primarily test recall, the purpose of a diagnostic test is to identify your strengths and areas for improvement. This helps tutors and learners alike to tailor learning plans to specific needs.

The Diagnostic Tests

Each free diagnostic assessment, both the initial assessment and the subject knowledge assessment from Pass Functional Skills are available for maths and English. Find out more about each of them below.

Initial Assessment

The initial assessment provides an evaluation of where a learner is starting at. It consists of questions from across the government curriculum at varying levels of difficulty. All the questions have a weighting which is based on its difficulty. By analysing each answer, learners are given an initial level. Further to this, it will give you a recommended level course to enrol on.

Subject Knowledge Assessment

Secondly, the subject knowledge assessment allows learners to see where to focus their revision efforts. The subject knowledge assessment asks questions covering the whole course in order to identify areas of strength and where gaps in knowledge may lay. Once completed, learners get a list of recommended topics, these are parts of the course the learners should focus their revision on.


By doing the free diagnostic assessments, this gives you the most out of Pass Functional Skills course. You will be able to track your progress by seeing your current level increase from the initial level you achieved. Additionally, you have valuable insight into where is best to spend your time revising through your recommended topics.

To find out how you can take the free diagnostic tests, click the button below.

Free Diagnostic Assessments

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